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Fall 2002
Volume 39, No. 1
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PCMOnline Editor: Sarah Dolinar


The Wigs for 2002

The recipients of the 2002 Wig Distinguished Professorship Awards, announced during commencement ceremonies, are Professors Daniel Birkholz, William Banks, Cecilia Conrad, Jerry Irish, David Menefee-Libey and Katherine Hagedorn. The Award recognizes exceptional teaching, concern for students, outstanding research and service to the College and community. Recipients of the Wig Awards, which were established by Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Wig in 1955, are elected by the junior and senior classes.

Assistant Professor of English Daniel Birkholz, an expert in medieval literature, joined the faculty in 1999. Professor of Psychology William Banks has been a member of the faculty since 1969 and is currently chair of the Psychology Department. Cecilia Conrad, an associate professor of economics, has been at Pomona since 1995. Jerry Irish, a professor of religious studies is a former academic dean and a member of the faculty since 1986. Associate Professor of Politics David Menefee-Libey joined the faculty in 1989. Associate Professor of Music Katherine Hagedorn, at Pomona since 1993, was named the 2000 California Professor of the Year.